The music program allows cadets to be introduced to the music world. Our focus in the music program is a mix of bagpipes as well as percussion instruments.
For all cadets, regardless of music experience, who are or would like to become musicians. The cadet will be able to advance their musical talents and to help their peers. The band is often found performing at various parades throughout the year, both within the Squadron and throughout the community.
Saturdays from 0900 hrs to 1100 hrs
Keep up to date by visiting the Upcoming Events section.
JML Arena, Rockland
Community Hall (2nd Floor)
Qualifications Awarded / Qualifications attribués
Cadet Co-op 2019-2020
This year cadets can earn multiple credits based on the number of hours they complete over the school year. 1 credit per 90 hrs. Last year many cadets completed over 300 hrs.
Must be in Grade 9 for higher, and have earned at least one High School Credit. Cadets can earn one High School Co-op Credit from now to June 2020 with at least 90hrs of cadet particpation, and two credits or more for at least 180 hours of participation. These hours will be counted from 1 Oct.
The pre-placement assignments will be sent soon. Your Resume (CV) and Cover Letter should be updated. WHIMIS is valid for 3 yrs, for those who completed it last year, just resubmit the certificate.
If you participated in an event, the following link indicates the number of hours accepted for your co-op log: Calendar with hours
In addition, there will be 6 pre-placement assignments (about 2-3 hours of time expected), they will be required to submit monthly journal entries (1-2 paragraphs) as well a monthly log sheet. The final project (static display) will be completed for the ACR. Teachers will be meeting 2-3 times with each student (preferably 3 times) This can be done on a parade night, or another time that is more convenient.
Objective: Improvement and putting into practice the knowledge of all individual and squad (flight) drill movements executed by the Air Cadets.
Drill Team – Improv: Preparation and practice of all drill movements (given a set of thirty movements that need to be executed on the spot) towards the regional and provincial drill competition.
The Drill Team participates in the regional Ottawa-Area Drill Competition held in March (TBD) in hopes to advance to the provincial Quebec and Ottawa Valley Drill Competition held in May(TBD).
Drill is an important part of cadet training. Drill promotes discipline, alertness, precision, pride, steadiness, and the cohesion necessary for success within a group.
From a leadership perspective, drill is an excellent vehicle to help enhance some personal attributes. A senior cadet’s assertiveness, confidence in his/her abilities while speaking in front of a group, and supervisory skills while correcting personnel on their dress and personal drill all benefit from drill instruction.
Saturdays 1100-1300 hrs
Keep up to date by visiting the Upcoming Events section.
JML Arena, Arena floor
Any cadet, from any level, may try out for the Drill Team Program. Cadets who are not selected for one of the two Drill Teams can continue to refine their skills for the following year – express this interest to the Responsible Officer.
• Be present each week.
• Give 100% all the time.
• Possess a correct and positive attitude towards the members of the team.
• Constantly demonstrate improvement and strive to excel in the execution of their drill.
• Constantly strive towards the standards in dress and deportment required.
• Civilian dress, suitable for physical activity.
• Drill boots and socks – mandatory.
• Hair elastics: Hair must be up and back for female cadets with long hair.
Duke of Edinburgh
The program, started in Canada in 1963, aims to help young persons develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Young Canadians Challenge is considered the most prestigious award in recognition of individual effort and performance.
The program lets you work at your own pace, accumulating a certain number of hours per week in different categories. Several hours required by the program are already done by most of you simply by being in Air Cadets.
The Award is flexible and can be done by anyone aged 14-25 in their own time: mental or physical ability or social circumstances should never be a barrier. Moreover, the individual chooses what activities to do depending on his/her interests and resources.
There are three levels of the Award in which you can participate – Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each successive level demanding increased commitment.
The squadron facilitates but does not finance the program.
There is a $50.00 registration fee for each level. To apply to the program and for a registration form or for more information, please contact Monique Moore.
Self-paced with planned group activities.
Meetings are held when required.
Any cadet, from any level, may register for the program.
The minimum age is 14.
Three award level Duke of Edinburgh pins are available: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Only the highest-level award attained is worn on the front left pocket of the uniform tunic.
832 Award Recipients
CI Andrew Kissmann
Every summer, close to 600 Air Cadets across the country receive their Power or Glider Pilot’s licences. These scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria including school performance and activities in cadets. One of these criteria is also the cadet’s score on a standardized test administered by the Air Cadet organization that tests their knowledge of aviation.
832 Squadron is pleased to introduce this Training Year a Ground School Course designed to give our cadets the opportunity to succeed on this standardized test. Cadets will have the opportunity to learn, every Wednesday evening from September through January, a variety of subjects in aviation including Meteorology, Air Navigation, Principles of Flight, and for those interested in becoming power pilots, Aero Engines. Those cadets who perform well during this course will be offered the opportunity to represent the Squadron and compete for a position at either the Power or Glider Scholarship Summer Courses, and eventually obtain their Pilot’s Licence.
All cadets aged 14 and up are eligible to take the course. To attend the Glider and Power Courses, cadets must have reached their 16th and 17th birthdays by the end of the courses, respectively. Cadets who have an interest in obtaining their pilot’s licence, either this summer or next, are encouraged to attend the course. More information can be obtained during regular training nights.
Develop an interest for shooting while promoting the secure handling of firearms.
Description: Marksmanship is one of the most popular cadet training activities. Cadet marksmanship had its roots in familiarization training with the Canadian Forces. Its current focus, however, is on teaching cadets the proper use and safe handling of firearms for recreational purposes only. The marksmanship program has been specifically designed for youth and is based on Olympic-style competition.
Self-confidence, acceptance of responsibility and sports etiquette are just some of the life skills acquired from the training. A healthy respect for firearms, the development of proficient use of rifles for sport and recreational purposes, and an improvement in self-discipline are additional benefits.
Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle that fires a .177 calibre pellet and has a round aperture sight. Because of the low muzzle velocity, the Daisy 853C is not classified as a firearm under federal gun legislation.
Throughout the year, cadets participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in zone and territorial/provincial competitions and the annual National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.
Also, marksmanship activities are present at all the various cadet summer training centres and some courses are aimed specifically towards this program. A limited number of cadets may also fire small bore and large bore rifles.
Cadet Marksmanship Program:
The rifles, pellets, portable shooting ranges and targets are provided.
Recreational shooting periods are scheduled into the training plan to give each cadet a chance to fire.
Training dates and times can be found in the Squadron Upcoming Events tab on this website.
JML Arena, Rockland
Requirements: Any cadet, from any level, may try out for the Marksmanship Team.
Qualifications Awarded: Qualifications are based on shooting 10 pellets onto two targets for all levels. The 10 pellets are fired on the same relay. The highest qualification attained during the year is retained. For a Marksman qualification, a cadet must obtain two groupings of 3 cm on two targets. For example:
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 3 cm
First Class Marksman
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 2.5 cm
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 2 cm
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 1.5 cm
Three additional Cadet Marksmanship Championships Series Pins are awarded when a member competes in the various levels of competition.Zone